Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by BlackberryPie, Oct 23, 2021.
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@BlackberryPie . Maybe I'm not seeing the Crud ?
The dirty brown. Can it be removed without damaging them?
Useless to state “no return” in any listing. eBay’s buyer protection (known as the Money Back Guarantee, or MBG) overrides all such statements; they are completely unenforceable.
A buyer may return any item for any reason (legitimate or not) for a full refund via other mechanisms beyond the MBG.
For example, a buyer may file for return via PayPal for up to 6 months. The more creative will utilize credit card protections, which may allow returns for up to 18 months. The truly dishonest will use their credit card protections to illicit both a refund and free goods.
eBay is the Wild West.
Precisely ! It's not crud at all, it's toning.
As for the question - is it possible to remove it ? Of course it's possible, but as Insider all but said, it's highly unlikely you would be happy with the results ! I strongly suspect there's damage already done under that dark toning. Coins like this, you just leave alone.
Now that doesn't pertain to all coins, but specifically copper coins. You can quite often produce amazing results, beautiful results, with silver coins toned much worse than these !
The "something" is most likely toning, a chemical change of the surface metal of the coin.
That's beyond the ability of acetone.
I was not aware that Acetone removed luster. Thanks. I'll only use distilled water in the future.
No where in that article does it say acetone removes luster. Acetone is mostly virtually harmless to a copper coin, and absolutely harmless to nickel clad, silver, and gold.
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